A recall has been issued for the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek small crossover and 2024 Subaru Impreza due to an issue with the instrument panel that could pose a fire risk, the Car Connection reports.
35,357 new model Crosstreks and Imprezas are included in the recall, with 84% of recalled vehicles being Subaru Crosstreks.
The recall was made after an issue was discovered with a wiring harness in the instrument panel, which can potentially rub against a bracket in the steering beam and suffer damaged wire insulation from the friction. This can result in a short circuit and a fire hazard.
If the short circuit happens while the vehicle is in motion, the vehicle could possibly lose power and fail to start its engine, posing the risk of a crash.
Subaru has reported one incident of a vehicle losing power occurring as a result of the issue, though no warranty claims have been made and no injuries or crashes are known to have happened.
The recall is the first issued for the third-generation Subaru Crosstrek and sixth-generation Subaru Impreza.
Owners of recalled vehicles are instructed to visit a dealer service center to have a clamp added on the bracket as well as protective tape or replace the instrument panel.